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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


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  • Ahmad Henry Osman was charged with two felony counts of performing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation for multiple victims. (Credit: Santa Ana Police)

    Potential Additional Victims Sought of Former Islamic Center Teacher Charged With Child Molestation

    Authorities in Santa Ana were searching Thursday for additional victims of a 52-year-old former pastor accused of molesting two girls during daily prayers at their homes. Ahmad Henry Osman was charged with two felony counts of performing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation for multiple victims, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Osman worked as a pastor at the Indo Chinese Islamic Center in Santa Ana at the time […]

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    Family Sends Up Red Balloons on Birthday of Missing Laguna Hills Woman Erica Alonso

    The family of a missing Laguna Hills woman celebrated her 28th birthday without her on Thursday, releasing dozens of red balloons to the air at sunset. Erica Alonso’s birthday comes one day after her Honda Civic EX was located in the Glenwood Park neighborhood near Cedarbrook and Redwood, about a mile from her home. The young woman’s father told KTLA that there were two parking tickets on the vehicle. According to Isaac Alonso, there was no apparent damage to the […]

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    Deputies Locate Car Belonging to Missing Laguna Hills Woman Erica Alonso

    A car belonging to a 27-year-old Laguna Hills woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating Valentine’s Day was found Wednesday afternoon in Alisa Viejo. The Honda Civic EX was located in the Glenwood Park neighborhood near Cedarbrook and Redwood, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Erica Alonso was last seen leaving her boyfriend’s house in Irvine in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. When Alonso didn’t show up for work on […]

  • Denise Louise Huskins, 30, was abducted from a male acquaintance's residence in the San Francisco area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Credit: Vallejo Police Department/KTXL)

    Alleged Kidnapping for Ransom of Huntington Beach Woman Was ‘Orchestrated': Police

    The alleged kidnapping for ransom of a Huntington Beach woman in the Bay Area earlier this week was an “orchestrated” event, police in Vallejo announced Wednesday just hours after the 30-year-old was found safe in Southern California. Police were investigating the apparent abduction of Denise Louise Huskins from a home in Vallejo, where she had lived for the past year, CNN reported Tuesday. A male acquaintance of the 30-year-old, whom her cousin described as her boyfriend Aaron Quinn, reported Tuesday […]

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    Veteran San Jose Police Officer Fatally Shot While Responding to Call of Suicidal Man

    A veteran San Jose police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night while responding to a report of a man threatening to kill himself, according to the San Jose Police Department. The initial call came in around 7 p.m. in the area around Senter and Umbarger roads, according to the San Jose-Mercury News. The call was regarding a “despondent, intoxicated man, who possibly had access to a weapon, including a rifle,” said Police Chief Larry Esquivel of the Santa Jose […]

  • Jesus Canales appeared in court for his sentencing on March 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lancaster Man Sentenced for Murdering Girlfriend With Sword in Front of Her 4 Young Children

    A Lancaster man convicted of murdering his live-in girlfriend with a sword in front of her four young children was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 years to life in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Jesus Humberto Canales, 35, was found guilty by a jury on March 10 for the murder of 26-year-old Lucy Preciado and on four counts of child abuse, a news release from the DA’s office said. The jury also “found true” an […]

  • A driver had to be rescued when a huge tree fell on top of his car in Beverly Hills on March 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    High Winds, Downed Trees Leave Thousands Without Power in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood

    An estimated 2,886 Southern California Edison customers were without power in Beverly Hills Tuesday night, while another 389 customers were also in the dark in West Hollywood. The outages were reported between 8 and 8:30 p.m., according to the SCE website. As of 10:30 p.m. power had been restored to the majority of customers in West Hollywood, according to SCE spokeswoman Lauren Bartlett. There were still 125 customers in Beverly Hills waiting for their power to be restored, Bartlett said. […]

  • Denise Louise Huskins, 30, was abducted from a male acquaintance's residence in the San Francisco area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Credit: Vallejo Police Department/KTXL)

    Woman From Huntington Beach Kidnapped for Ransom in Bay Area; Father Begs for Her Release

    A 30-year-old California woman was abducted from a male acquaintance’s residence in the Bay Area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday. The male acquaintance, also 30, witnessed the kidnapping of Denise Louise Huskins from the Vallejo home, and he is not a suspect in the case, said Vallejo Police Lt. Kenny Park. A cousin of Huskins, Amy Mattison, told CNN affiliate KPIX that the 30-year-old man is Huskins’ boyfriend and she was abducted from his residence. The […]

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    Man Gets 16 Years to Life For Killing Ex-MLB Player Who Was Living on the Street in Los Angeles

    A 33-year-old transient was sentenced Monday to 16 years to life in state prison in the murder of a former professional baseball player who was homeless and living in Los Angeles in 2013. Billy Morales was found guilty of second-degree murder in January as well as a special allegation that he used a knife in the killing, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said 55-year-old Rodney Craig tried to stay at a […]